**We are no longer accepting students for Fall 2021**
In this course, we combine horticulture, art, and activism to create a beautiful garden space on campus open to all students to decompress, harvest free produce, and learn about their community! Our mission is to educate students about how art, gardening, and related creative outlets can be powerful tools to reform and support your community.
Urban green spaces and urban art are both instrumental for uplifting communities, while doubling as powerful forms of activism. Therefore, we wanted to combine the two and create an artistic, urban green space that promotes student food security, creativity, and inclusion.
This is an interdisciplinary course, with opportunities to learn and work in the fields of environmental science, indigenous studies, agroecology, art, architecture, business marketing, and more.
A large portion of this class will be spent outside; learning basic horticultural skills through creating a garden, making outdoor art projects, constructing an aesthetically pleasing outdoor community space, and finishing with a semesterly harvest potluck.
The class will facilitate intellectual discussions about food systems, socio-cultural and environmental justice issues, and the broader political-economic system of industrial capitalism through the lens of art, community organizing, and BIPOC rights.
Alongside our weekly meetings (class), students will be required to spend an additional hour each week in the garden keeping an observational journal. Reflection topics and questions will be introduced weekly, connected to the in-class activities. The journal can be in a variety of forms (i.e. drawings, poems, observations) and will be checked on throughout the semester.
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